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Super Mario World - Mistery of the Turn Block Tower

Hey everyone, It's Igna6750 and... Let's just get to the point: This is a vanilla hack created by me and it's based mostly on being COMPLETELY VANILLA. NO custom GFX (including the 8x8 tilemap editor), music, blocks, sprites, hex edits or ASM but trying to make it as advanced as possible and pushing the game to it's full capabilities without the use of any program that doesn't have the word "Lunar" at the beggining of it's name. Though I really don't think I will use Lunar Address since I don't need any freespace (for ASM)... But I will use LE (Lunar Expand) to Expand the ROM to 6MB and then use the ROM locking easter egg.

First level (Video):

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Second Level (Screenshots since it's not finished):









That's it, hope you like it!

-Igna6750
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Great. Your background is bland; add stuff!

Also, here is a VERY STRICT definition of the kind of vanilla you are looking for. It is very, very slightly more lenient (allowing bugfixes and crap):

Originally posted by Last Year's Vanilla Contest
You are not allowed to include:

-ExGFX that was not a part of the original SMW
-Custom Sprites/Blocks
-HDMA effects
-ASM hacks
-Importing music/sfx samples

Inclusion of any of these in your level will result in immediate disqualification of your level. If you feel that we unjustly or accidentally disqualified your level, let us know with your reasoning and we'll review your level to see if we should allow it back into the running or not.

EXCEPTIONS: These are exceptions to the rules. (These may be outdated patches, I'm simply carryig these over from the previous year.
Classic Piranha Plant Fix Patch
Fade Fix Patch
"Time Up!" Fix Patch
Lightning Generator Custom Sprite (version 1 or 2)
SMW Fix Patch
No Sprite Tile Limits patch
MORE.asm
Fastrom patch.
(More to potentially come on a case-by-case basis)

New this year is that I have decided to allow participants to include custom music in their levels. However, the music will have no bearing on the level's score and will simply be for hearing pleasure only. Again, you will receive zero points for having custom music.
However, I'm not allowing importing music samples. I feel that I'm already bending the "vanilla" rules quite a bit.

Another alteration from last year is that we are disallowing multiple exits (this means 3 or more). Last year we had a number of participants pad artifically increase the lengths of their levels by placing extra exits randomly, often causing judges to have to search in Lunar Magic to find them. This year we will avoid this by disallowing it. If you use a Switch Palace as one of your exits, it counts towards the total of two exits.
What the hell is Pop Tart Cat?
It looks fine, but what REALLY bugs me is that the ground isn't attached to the... Ground. It looks ugly. There's a tile for connecting the ground. Use it.

Also, it's spelled "Mystery".
Originally posted by A Number Once Untouched
It looks fine, but what REALLY bugs me is that the ground isn't attached to the... Ground. It looks ugly. There's a tile for connecting the ground. Use it.

He dosn't necessarily have to use that you know. The techniques used there in some cases can be classed as an effective way of manipulating SMW tiles to create new vanilla elements. A lot of vanilla hackers use it. It's basically a way of making levels less...plain?
How does land with walkthrough edges hold up water?

Also I'm so freaking sick of hearing the SMW soundtrack in almost every damn hack out there it's not funny. #w{:<}
Good fucking bye.
No, the water is in the background.

@Igna: Protip: Green (in your case, light yellow) is solid, brown is not. Think about it.
What the hell is Pop Tart Cat?
I really dislike the pallete in the screenshots. That's one of the most ugly colors I can think of.
Hacking again after months of downtime!
I hate to say stuff like this, but the palette... yeah, change it so that the color of the walkthrough dirt is different than the the grass/dirt on top. That will help make it a lot more clear what is solid and what is not.

Second, from what I've played and seen, including tiles that are normally FG tiles in the BG without changing the palette or anything is considered bad form. It confuses the eye, to put it plainly.

Also, that level really needs some context. I can't tell what it's supposed to be. To me right now, it looks like some inexplicably yellow grassland. Add some clouds and/or islands in the BG if it's supposed to be a beach or lake.

And yeah. Custom music. Use it. No vanilla hacker will think any less of you if you do.

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So yeah, I'm not really going to be posting for a while. Not that anyone cares.
Update: Custom Music will be added and I will remake level 2 since... well I didn't put a lot of hard work on it. But I've got the RED switch palace ready:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eIzs61G3eko?fs=1&hl=es_ES"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/eIzs61G3eko?fs=1&hl=es_ES" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

EDIT: I will also add a custom pallete to level 1 since I was out of pallete ideas when I made that level.
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Level 1: Looks too "105-ish", maybe if you change the palettes, and the bg it will be fine.

Level 2: Darken the water so it looks like a BG, and you can add some clouds and lighten the sky color.

Red palace: Just meh, you can add some spice to it.
WIP Thread

Progress:
not so NEW progress! (56.25% done) [18/32]

... Why the first level of like every hack has a shooting pipe.
It looks cool, but custom pallets could really make the first level better.
For now, I just made the custom pallete for the first level and added a fake HDMA which makes it looks very good, to my opinion.


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Looks a lot better.
Umm just a question, do fake HDMAS count as Chocolate? And, I am probably gonna make level 2 an athletic/sky level, without autoscroll (since I plan on making the castles preety short and adding a little airship at the end...)
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Originally posted by Igna6750
Umm just a question, do fake HDMAS count as Chocolate?

If you only did it with graphics from SMW, than it is not chocolate.
Mario's Journey for the Seven Mystic Gems - World 1 Demo
@yno14jax
Well, I used the GFX from SMW (Since in the first GFX page, there's some tiles that use some of the first colors of the pallete it's using. Either way, your hack inspired me to make this hack a chocolate hack (which I will start to do right now)
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